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2021 One Book Two Book student writing guidelines released

Though the festival will be scaled back and held online in 2021, the core component of the One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival remains: soliciting creative writing submissions from area students. Students in grades 1-8 in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor area school districts, or home school students in those equivalent grades, are encouraged to […]

Next community read with Barker: Gilgamesh

After successful community reading projects where participants made their way through The Decameron and Paradise Lost, the City of Literature joins with Anna Barker for a shorter project: Gilgamesh. “I am happy to announce our next reading – welcome to Ten Days of Gilgamesh, November 1-10!” Barker writes. “I absolutely adore the Stephen Mitchell translation […]

Dr. Eve L. Ewing named 2020 Paul Engle Prize Winner

Dr. Eve L. Ewing has been named the recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation […]

Iowa City Book Festival moves online for October events

Events for the 12th annual Iowa City Book Festival will be held online with original programming and partnerships with co-presenters that celebrate authors from around the block and around the world. Because of coronavirus restrictions, the festival, which usually is held at various locations throughout the area, will be available to anyone with access to […]

Presidential election polling book author presents Sept. 9 as part of LIT Talks series

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library, will host author W. Joseph Campbell on Sept. 9, when he will discuss his new book, Lost in a Gallup: Polling Failure in U.S. Presidential Elections. Campbell’s talk will be online at 7 p.m. Visit https://www.crowdcast.io/e/littalks-w–joseph  to register for this […]